The Perfect Savory Make-Ahead Breakfast
I love myself a yummy egg breakfast. Sometimes I love to make fresh eggs in the morning and other times I want something super quick that can literally just be reheated in the microwave. So, the perfect solution? Make-ahead egg cups!
These are really special because they are filled with nutrient rich kale – which is great for combating anxiety – yummy sausage and the wheat biscuits are made from scratch. A healthy and wholesome breakfast is one of the easiest ways to start off your day on the right foot, especially for anxiety sufferers.
Gather your biscuit ingredients
Add the flour, baking soda, and salt into the food processor. Pulse until combined. I used pink Himalayan salt since it’s filled with super healthy minerals.
Cut butter into small pieces and add to the flour in the food processor. Pulse the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse sand/small pebbles. If you wind up taking it too far, don’t worry about it too much! It will still come up buttery and flakey. Aim for it to look something like the picture above.
Add in your milk of choice and let the food processor go to work. It should start pulling away from the side and begin forming into a ball. The dough may appear pretty sticky at this point. If it is too sticky and having trouble getting to this point add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it comes together better.
Once it comes together like pictures above, turn out on a floured surface. My dough was still pretty sticky, so I added a tablespoon of flour at a time until the dough wasn’t sticky and became smooth like pictured above!
Divide your dough into 12 equally sized balls and press each one into the muffin pan. Make sure the dough comes all the way up the sides so you have a good vessel to hold all those yummy ingredients.
Now it’s time to gather your ingredients for the egg part of these egg cups. These steps aren’t pictures but, mix your eggs and milk together, add salt and pepper to taste. Chop up the kale into small pieces and the sausage into small circles. Add the kale and sausage to the biscuit cups than evenly pour the egg mixture into the 12 cups. Top with cheese if desired!
I did 6 with a raw sharp cheddar and 6 without. Garrett hates cheese…that weirdo…I ALWAYS give him a hard time about it, because seriously, who hates cheese??
Put cups into a preheated oven ay 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. All oven cook a bit differently so start checking on them at 20 minutes or so. You’re looking for the eggs to fully set and turn slightly golden brown around the edges.
Anxiety Fighting Ingredients
Kale & Sausage Whole Wheat Biscuit & Egg CupsPrint Recipe
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup milk (I use Silk coconut milk)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 cup any milk
- 1 cup finely chopped kale
- 1 package of sausage (I used Applegate natural pork sausage ~ 9 sausage links)
In a food processor, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Pulse a few times until the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Cut butter into smaller pieces and add the food processor. Pulse together until small crumbs form. It should have the appearance of small pebbles.
Add milk. Let the food processor combine the milk into the dry ingredients fully and the dough starts pulling away from the sides and creates a ball. The dough may be pretty sticky, but that's ok.
Turn out onto a floured surface. If your dough is pretty sticky this is your time to add flour so it fully comes together and you can handle the dough without it sticking everywhere. Knead in about 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is the right texture.
Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide dough into 12 balls and press the dough into your muffin tin - make sure it comes up along the sides all the way!
Chop the kale and slice the sausage and distribute evenly into the biscuit cups.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.
Add salt and pepper to taste - about 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
Pour egg mixture evenly into the muffin tin.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the eggs are slightly golden brown and there is no raw egg on top.
*You can customize these any way you'd like! Remember, always be creative in the kitchen and use the ingredients you have on hand. You can make them vegetarian, add any combo of veggies you have on hand, add some gooey cheese, use bacon or turkey sausage...anything you want 🙂 *Use organic ingredients whenever possible *Practice mindful cooking! See this post to learn how to use mindfulness while in the kitchen and how it's such an awesome way to help calm anxiety. Print out my handy "Mindful Cooking" guide to always keep in your kitchen. The guide is a great reminder for how to use cooking to ease your mind and keep your mind focused on the task of cooking.